Athletes for the unified Korean teams in canoeing and rowing had their first joint practice in preparation for the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.
They are practicing hard amid sweltering heat.
Sung Seung-hwan has more.
The dragon boats flow through the water with a drumbeat.
South and North Korea trained separately at the previous Asian Games. This time, the two Koreas train together for the upcoming games.
Even amidst the scorching heat wave, they practice together as one unified team.
The unified team acted as if they play for one Korea.
During break time, they enjoyed and shared their time together.
<Park Cheol-min / South Korean Canoe Player> "It was a bit awkward at first because we used different terms for some things. But we got used to each other pretty quickly."
Han Ho-chol, the chief North Korean delegate, asked for support, saying that strong support will lead to good performance and medals.
<Han Ho-chol / Chief North Korean Delegate> "Let's all cheer these athletes on. We can do it."
The players for the unified Korean teams are training together for the Asian Games that are just 15 days away.
<Direct Sounds from Scene> "We are one!"
Sung Seung-hwan reporting for Yonhap News TV.
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